Vittoria Lodge Auxiliary June 2017 Newsletter

No Meetings June, July or August – Next Meeting:  September 17th 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS 

The following individuals were elected to service for the June 2017 to May 2018 term:

President – Mary Elwell-Steele

Vice President – Tami Johnson

Secretary – Julie Jennings

Treasurer – Joy Thompson

Sergeant of Arms – Darlene Cross

Trustees:  Marie Hutcheson, Virginia Strauss, Angie Woodard and Toni Dickey, Vickie Hutcheson Cook

Our next meeting will be September 17th at 2:00pm followed by the Polenta Party 

JUNE DINNER 

Our annual dinner will be held June 11th at 12:00 noon.  Married auxiliary and lodge members may bring their spouse.  Single members may bring a guest.  If you would like to bring additional guests, the cost will be $25 and payable at the door.  Your dues must be in good standing before making your reservation.  Reservations are due by June 1stNO EXCEPTIONS.  Please make your reservations by June 1st by calling Mary Steele at 515-201-1680.

SCHOLARSHIPS 

The Lodge and the Auxiliary will award scholarships at the June dinner.  Any member, son, daughter, and/or grandchild of a Lodge or an Auxiliary member who will be attending a college, community college, or trade school are eligible to apply.  Please see application at the end of our news section.  Copies may be made if you have more than one applicant.

Please include a picture of the applicant with your submission with applicant’s name noted on the backside.  

Applications can be mailed to:  Vittoria Lodge, P.O. Box 1212, Ankeny, IA 50021-0975 

ABSOLUTE DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2017.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE JUNE DINNER. 

LADIES NIGHT 

We will have a ladies night on June 23rd at 6:30.  Please bring a dish/snack to share with the group and your favorite beverage. 

ANNUAL CORN FEED/PICNIC 

Our annual corn feed/picnic will be held August 27th at 12:00p.m.  The lodge will provide brats, hot dogs, and corn.  Please bring a dish to share with others.  Mark your calendars to come out and enjoy good food, good company and check out the new shelter area.   

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS IN JUNE 

Kim Pitts (11th), Alberta Federber-Stiles (12th), Sara Chicoine (19th), Rachelina Mazzoli (22th), Nancy L. Stefani (24th), Dorothy Brooks (28th), Darlene Cross (29th) 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

June 11th – June Dinner 12:00 noon

June 23rd – Ladies night 6:30

August 27th – Corn Feed noon

October 8th – Columbus Day Dinner

November 4th – Craft Fair

November 5th – Memorial Mass

December 10th – Christmas Party

 

Vittoria Lodge June 2017 Newsletter

Next Men’s Meeting Annual Meeting June 11th 10AM

EXPRESSION OF SYMPATHY:  The Lodge would like to express its sincere condolences to the Bruno Isolini Family on the passing of our dear Lodge member, Bruno Isolini.  Bruno was an active volunteer and Trustee of the Lodge.  He will be missed by the Lodge. Fratello di addio. 

JUNE DINNER:  Our annual dinner will be held at the lodge on June 11th at noon.  Members Rogers (Grimes) & Rob Fiori (Polk City) will be catering the meal.  Looks like we will have a good turnout for this event based on the number of reservations received.   The Men and Auxiliary will award scholarships that day after the meal. 

CLEAN UP DAY:  Thank you for all the members who helped with cleanup activities around the grounds on Sunday May 21st.  We had a great turnout plus Bill Magnani served a fabulous lunch which included beef burger sandwiches.  BRAVO!

BOCCE LEAGUE:  Spring is here and it’s time to play bocce. Play begins at 1PM on meeting days and play resumes after our meetings.

COAL MINER EXHIBIT AT FESTIVAL:  The Lodge needs volunteers to host the coal miner’s exhibit inside Heritage Hall (Pappajohn Center has air conditioning) during the Festival.  Contact Jim Tazzioli at 515-249-8299 to reserve a time slot.

SHELTER:  The shelter area is available to Lodge & Auxiliary Members and their families for picnics and other social gatherings.   Remember to contact AJ Forneris at 515-971-6711 to reserve the shelter area.  Also, the bocce ball court is available for play and there is a fire pit for your enjoyment.  

ORDERING LODGE APPAREL: Squire Hutcheson has made arrangements with Adventure in Advertising offering Lodge & Auxiliary Members through a secure website to purchase apparel (polo, T-shirts) with the Lodge logo on it.  To obtain a user ID or for more information please contact Squire at 515-577-4283 or email him at squire@squireweb.net.

HAPPY JUNE BIRTHDAY WISHES TO OUR MEMBERS: Duane Lombardi, Jerry Sebben, Thomas Fucaloro, William Stefani, Brad Battani, Egidio Vanni, Ronald Fontana, George Thompson, Roger Stefani Jr., Gary Stefani, Ronald Carzoli, Victor Scaglione, George Partington III, Louis Butelli Aldo Medici, Al Mataloni, Bobby Mason & Ron Stefani.  Buon Compleanno!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

June 11th – June Meeting at 10:00AM Dinner at Noon

July 28th & 29th – Italian American Heritage Festival Head at Western Gateway Park

in downtown Des Moines

August 27th – Corn Feed Family Picnic at Noon (held outside near shelter)

Vittoria Lodge Auxiliary May 2017 Newsletter

MAY MEETING

Our last meeting before the summer will be May 21st at 2:00.  Last minute June Dinner items will be addressed as well as planning for a ladies’ night.  

JUNE DINNER 

Our annual dinner will be held June 11th at 12:00 noon.  Married auxiliary and lodge members may bring their spouse.  Single members may bring a guest.  If you would like to bring additional guests, the cost will be $25 and payable at the door.  Your dues must be in good standing before making your reservation.  Reservations are due by June 1stNO EXCEPTIONS.  Please make your reservations by June 1st by calling Mary Steele at 515-201-1680.

SCHOLARSHIPS 

The Lodge and the Auxiliary will award scholarships at the June dinner.  Any member, son, daughter, and/or grandchild of a Lodge or an Auxiliary member who will be attending a college, community college, or trade school are eligible to apply.  Please see application at the end of our news section.  Copies may be made if you have more than one applicant.

Please include a picture of the applicant with your submission with applicant’s name noted on the backside.  

Applications can be mailed to:  Vittoria Lodge, P.O. Box 1212, Ankeny, IA 50021-0975 

ABSOLUTE DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2017.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE JUNE DINNER. 

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS IN MAY 

Toni Roemerman (3rd), Linda Robinson (5th), Susan Battani (7th), Nicole Casey (9th), Rita DeZorzi (9th), Lesa Blasco (11th), Donna Bulgarelli (18th), Carolyn Dale (18th), Catherine Rossi (18th ),Bona Rossi (22nd), Isolena Biondi (26th), Virginia Strauss (30th 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 

May 21st – Meeting at 2:00

June 11th – June Dinner 12:00 noon

October 8th – Columbus Day Dinner

November 4th – Craft Fair

November 5th – Memorial Mass

December 10th – Christmas Party